About the Speakers

Brandon VogtBrandon Vogt

Brandon Vogt is a Catholic author, speaker, and new media expert who works as the Content Director for Fr. Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. He blogs at BrandonVogt.com and is the author of  The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet (Our Sunday Visitor). In May 2011, Brandon was invited to the Vatican to dialogue with Church officials about new media. Brandon lives in Casselberry, FL with his wife, Kathleen, and their three children, Isaiah, Teresa, and Augustine.

Matthew WarnerMatthew Warner

Matthew Warner is a full-time CEO (Flocknote.com), husband & Dad trying his best to balance it all. He’s also a prolific blogger, contributor to the book –  The Church and New Media and author of TheRadicalLife.org. Matt has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M and an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship. He and his family hang their hats in Texas.

Josh SimmonsJosh Simmons

Josh Simmons is the founder and CEO of eCatholic, one of the largest providers of Catholic websites in the country.  Before launching eCatholic, he also worked in the Church for several years as a Youth Minister, Director of Faith Formation, and Music Minister.  He also developed and has lead a popular “eMinistry” Seminar in Dioceses around the country.  Josh has a B.S. in Engineering from Texas A&M University and lives in College Station, Texas with his wife Elizabeth and their 5 children.

Michael MarchandMichael Marchand

Michael Marchand is the founder of ParishDesigner.com (a subscription-based design service for Catholic parishes and organizations) and the co-creator ofProjectYM.com (a collaborative youth ministry resource).  Michael’s first book, The E Word, is simple and concise guide to Catholic evangelization.  When he’s not traveling around the country emceeing the Digital Church Conference, speaking at conferences or leading retreats at parishes, Michael’s back in Texas with his wife and three kids.